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pushrod

[poo sh-rod] /ˈpʊʃˌrɒd/
noun, Automotive.
1.
a rod in an overhead-valve engine that is part of the linkage used to open and close the valves.
Also, push rod.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; push + rod
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British Dictionary definitions for push-rod

pushrod

/ˈpʊʃˌrɒd/
noun
1.
a metal rod transmitting the reciprocating motion that operates the valves of an internal-combustion engine having the camshaft in the crankcase
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